Teavana Rooibos Tea – Good for Allergies?

By Heather Legg

Every time I go to the mall, I have to go by the “tea store” for a little pick me up and rejuvenation. I’m not a big caffeine girl so I usually stick to the rooibos teas, plus my kids can enjoy these, too. I know that rooibos tea has health and allergy benefits, but I was reminded of it when I was there. The company also seems to be pretty on top of allergy awareness.

The first thing we saw in the store was a label on one of the teas they have for tasting. They of course, always mark the caffeine contents and type of tea they have for sampling, but on this particular tea, it was listed that it may contain (get this) strawberries. I know a lot of our readers will be glad to hear this. It was a fruity herbal tea that had dried strawberries in it, and they listed it as a warning ingredient. I wonder if strawberries are making it into the big 8 allergens. And, most of us wouldn’t really expect tea to contain strawberries.

As I looked at their website, www.teavana.com, I noticed that they do a good job of listing ingredient and adding the warning of “contains…” For example, the description of the Rooibos Sweet Amore Rooibos Tea is “Vanilla, cinnamon, almonds, apples, peach, pear, and red Rooibos tea. A tea you could easily fall in love with. This tea contains nuts.” Ingredients are also fully listed on the description as well. Believe it or not, quite a few of the rooibos teas do contain some sort of nut, including almonds and pistachios. Another tea (the Cloud 9) lists ingredients and states that it contains milk and gluten. So it is important to check ingredients even on tea.

What struck me the most, however, is the relation of rooibos tea and allergy relief. On the site, it states this relationship in numerous spots, including under the tea’s benefits (Key Lime Rooibos says “High antioxidant content and rich in vitamins and minerals. Caffeine free, may aid in relieving allergies, and great for hair, teeth, skin, and bones.”)

While we were in the store, the woman helping us was chatting about tea and went on to tell us (unprovoked) that she drinks at least 3 cups of rooibos tea every day because she suffers from allergies. She said she has had significant improvement with her tea.

So not only is rooibos tea delicious, I love it hot or cold, sweetened or not, it has some great allergy health benefits. I appreciate the labeling that Teavana does, but any rooibos teas will have these benefits. So next time you are at the mall, stop at the tea store, and refresh yourself and soothe your allergies at the same time.

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June 13th, 2012 | 12:57 am
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